Region: Ireland

Law on Gorse Burning in Ireland

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Dáil Éireann
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  1. Launched February 2021
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Gorse burning and burning of trimmed hedges of tree should be outlawed and other forms of land management introduced that are more appropriate for the 21st century.


Gorse burning is an out-of-date and inappropriate practice that is environmentally damaging, puts unnecessary stress on Gardai and fire services, destroys wildlife - both forna and fauna. It also produces huge amounts of CO2.

Thank you for your support, Luke Eastwoood from V92YV5X
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  • on 15 Jul 2021

    This is damaging to the environment. People with Asthma, for example, suffer greatly. This has to stop. There must be a less medieval method of doing this.

  • on 05 Jul 2021

    Detrimental to plants birds insects small mammals also produce fume detrimental to climate and respiratory health

  • Jay Donnelly Kenmare, killarney

    on 05 Jul 2021

    I have seen an increase in fires burning across the peninsulars over the recent years, There is no thought given to the wildlife destroyed whatsoever ever. Most of the burning takes place at the height of the bird nesting period.

  • on 04 Jul 2021

    I used to live in Kerry and experiencedat close hand the awfulness of gorse fires and the amount of damage they do to wildlife . We really need to protect our wildlife and our land especially in these days of climate emergency.

  • on 01 Jun 2021

    My local biodiversity and house are ever under threat by gorse fires

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